Portrait: Rebecca Winthrop

Dr. Winthrop works to promote access to quality education for young people in developing countries. She advises governments, foundations, and corporations on education and development issues, and provides guidance to a number of important education policy actors, including the UN and World Bank. | View Full Bio

Recent Activity

  • In the News

    There are a crop of people at the bottom of the barrel still that are not being affected by the progress that’s being made [in the goal of universal access to primary education for all children].

    April 22, 2013, Rebecca Winthrop, New York Times
  • Expert Q & A | Rebecca Winthrop

    Promoting Girls' Education in India

    January 14, 2013

  • In the News

    Even if education is interrupted for just a few months, it can be difficult to get children back into schools. Just a daily gathering of teachers and students to read together or discuss the fragile situation around them — this sense of regularity helps.

    October 5, 2012, Rebecca Winthrop, CNN
  • In the News

    Devoting just 4% of GDP to education can lift children in developing countries out of poverty and can improve the overall economic success for the country.

    August 15, 2011, Rebecca Winthrop, Washington Post